Deterministic and Probabilistic Predictive Modelling of Environmental and Clinical Risk Factors in T2D and Asthma Authors: E. Longato, A. Zandonà, M. Vettoretti, B. Di Camillo. PULSE project partner, University of Padova Summary:  The team at the University of Padova have been working on predictive models of type 2 diabetes ((T2D) and asthma onsets, with the …

by Heather Smith

Carme Pratdepàdua holds a B.Sc in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s degree in training secondary school, vocational training and language teachers by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.  She has more than 10 years of experience in leading projects in the technological sector, and for more than six years working in health projects. Ms Pratdepadua is specialised …

by Heather Smith

A delegation from Taiwan, with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) supported by the company ASUS, has participated in the three last PULSE consortium meetings held in Barcelona (November 2017), Pavia (February 2018) and Belgrade (May 2018) to first better understand the approach and the objectives of the PULSE project. Aligning with national initiatives around …

by Heather Smith

Next PULSE workshop will take place at the 16th International Conference on Smart homes, Assistive Technologies and Health Telematics (iCOST conference) hosted in Singapore, from 10th to 12th July 2018. This year the conference is colocated with the World Cities Summit. The workshop will be held on the 10th July 2018 and will consist in …

by Julia Worcman

PULSE cities: Birmingham Council is adopting open standards and practices that will facilitate data and information sharing. Air pollution is associated with a number of adverse health impacts. It is recognised as a contributing factor in the onset of heart disease and cancer. Additionally, air pollution particularly affects the most vulnerable in society: children and …

by Heather Smith

PULSE partner, ASPB (Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona) will launch the pilot in the upcoming months. Barcelona is facing major urban health challenges related to several topics such as air quality, noise pollution, urban mobility and transport, housing, lack of green spaces, climate change, poverty, etc. Those lead to different health conditions such as …

by Heather Smith

In Paris, the primary theme will be Air quality and Asthma (not only the risks posed by air quality for asthma, but also the risks posed by active mobility for asthma, especially in the context of air pollution). There are more than 4 million asthmatics in France (6.7% of the population and 9% of children). …

by Heather Smith

Significant disparities in asthma rates are apparent throughout the United States. In New York City (NYC), Black and Latino children are three times as likely to be diagnosed with asthma as white children. The disparities in asthma prevalence and control are in part attributable to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions in low income and minority …

by Heather Smith

PULSE cities: Singapore accelerates the fight against Type II Diabetes in Singapore through mobility enhancement. Do you know that more than 400,000 Singapore residents are suffering from diabetes? With the rise of vertical neighbourhoods and cities, where space is mix-used to meet essential needs, Singaporeans tend to live a more sedentary lifestyle. PULSE system aims …

by Heather Smith

In 2016, six projects obtained funding from the PM-18 call on Big Data and Public Health Policies. The six consortia represent different ideas of big data and public health policies. IASIS: How Big Data can pave the way for personalised diagnosis and treatments for #Dementia #Alzheimer’s #LungCancer MIDAS:  Connecting patient data from European health authorities …

by Heather Smith
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